Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas
Announces CEO Departure, Interim CEO
Kansas City, MO (September 7, 2017) – Jeremy Allen, chairman of the board of directors for Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas, announced the departure of President & CEO Stefany A. Williams, CPA, MBA, effective September 5.
“Stefany has passion for our mission to empower job seekers to earn and keep employment. Under her leadership, the organization made a great impact on the Kansas City Community.” Allen stated. “As we embark on a search for a new CEO, we look to continue the legacy of service this organization has provided our region for the last 123 years.”
The Board has appointed Kevin Bentley, Vice President of Human Resources, as interim president and CEO of Goodwill. Bentley, who began his appointment September 5, 2017, is overseeing day-to-day operations for Goodwill. According to Allen, the Board of Directors will begin an active search for a new CEO, with the assistance of a search firm.
Bentley is highly regarded, bringing years of leadership to both corporate and social service organizations. Prior to his four years with Goodwill, he spent 25 years with AMC Theatres in operational and human resources leadership. Bentley earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Oklahoma Christian University and has earned PHR certification.
The leadership team at Goodwill continues the good work of Goodwill. The organization will open two new goodWORKS Career Resource Centers in the next 30 days to serve job seekers in Bonner Springs and Blue Springs. And, they will celebrate the first annual Goodwill Haunting fundraiser on October 13, 2017.